Thursday, March 5, 2009

Join Me In A Time Out?

Winter, it's safe to say, has been kicking my butt. We've had multiple household breakdowns, car breakdowns, a bout of family illnesses - all wrapped up in a neat bow with ice storms and snow, and rounds of cold. Spring can't get here fast enough for me.

It was lovely to have a nifty little gift basket arrive on my doorstep. Full of some chocolatey pampering delights: a bath pillow, some bath salts, scented soap and a fragrant tea light. It was also an opportunity to try new Fiber One chewy bars in chocolate mocha flavor. I love chocolate, but am not a coffee drinker so I was initially unsure about the flavor combination for my particular taste buds. There is a pretty good balance between the two, however making for a delicious, chewy sweet snack. Each bar provides 35% of the recommended daily fiber intake and also is a good source of calcium.

Did you know?
- Fiber can help you satisfy your appetite and manage your weight.
- Research suggests that people who have high fiber intakes tend to have healthier body weights.
- Fiber can help keep your digestive system on track.
- 9 out of 10 Americans aren’t getting the recommended amount of fiber.

Do you want to know if you are getting enough fiber? Check out the Fiber-O-Meter at: http://www.webmd.com/diet/healthtool-fiber-meter

Win It!

I have three gift baskets to give away to three lucky readers! (Please note that you will receive a coupon for a free box of Fiber One Chocolate Mocha Chewy Bars rather than the actual snack bars.)

How To Enter

1. Leave a reply to this post and tell me why you need a spa break!
2. Get an extra entry by doing any or all of the following: follow this blog, sign up via email or a reader. If you do this, please leave an extra comment indicating what you have done.

Contest ends Thursday, March 19th - winners to be announced March 20th.

Can't wait? Fiber One is now offering a $1.35 off downloadable coupon for one box of Fiber One Chewy Bars available at: http://bricks.coupons.com/bstart.asp?o=55392&ci=1&c=GM&p=4AbZ6NPX

99 comments:

Yaya said...

I need a spa break because I am currently going through the adoption process AND fertility treatments and I feel like my head is spinning!


TGIF and Happy VGNO!

Lizzie said...

i think yaya needs the spa break more than i do :)

came over for VGNO *cheers*

blueviolet said...

My accountant is making me crazy. She has been saying for 2 weeks that the taxes would be done and they never are. I'm about at my wit's end. She knew we needed them by the end of Feb for the FAFSA's and failed on that deadline. We're still waiting. Good thing I took a guess at the numbers for the FAFSA while waiting.

Happy VGNO!

blueviolet said...

I subscribed via google reader. Thanks!

Debbie said...

I have four kids and two will leave for college this year. The economy has tanked and I need to sell the spa basket to help pay for their books:)

pam said...

Dropping by from Ann's party. I would love a spa break, to help relieve some of my back pain.

Thanks for a fun giveaway, and have a wonderful time at the party.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

A spa break would be a welcome thing around here - might deter me from wanting to pull my hair out by the roots... ;)

Stopping by from Ann's...Happy VGNO!!

Bargain Briana said...

I think everyone else here needs a spa break more than me! :) But I overwork myself is why I need one! I've tried these bars and they are really good!

Leslie said...

I'm not sure I need a spa break more than anyone else. I think EVERYONE is having a hard go of it these days! Our homes need to be a sanctuary from the outside world. Yeah I am having a go of it. We all are. But Praise God, he is with me.

I would love to win this, because I just would love to be a little pampered... but wouldn't we all!!!
Good luck EVERYONE!!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie said...

I'm subscribed in a Google reader
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Carolyn G said...

I need a spa break because I have been painting the interior of the house and I am pooped. It's a lot of work! And my old bones are tired.

Carolyn G said...

I subscribe

TAMMIE said...

I need a spa MONTH!!!! My 18 year old son has decided to drop out of high school because it's BORING!!!! Agggghhhh!!!!

jovi_girl_38@yahoo.com

TAMMIE said...

I signed up!!!!!

jovi_girl_38@yahoo.com

MS_Cat said...

I need a spa break because I think the last one was so long ago,I have forgotten what it feels like!
Also thanks for the reminder about fiber,I need to increase it in my diet. imcat66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marie said...

I need a spa break because the last time I got one was about 3 years ago before my son was born.

mccataquet@comcast.net

tami said...

i have 7 kids and a dh who works very long hours- i soooo need a spa break!

kreations said...

I could use a basket for after my tonsillectomy and before we start the process of buying a house for the firs time.

Wehaf said...

I need a break because my new job is stressing me out!

urchiken at gmail dot com

judybrittle said...

I need a spa break because I threw out my back,broke my toe,my arm and shoulder have been hurting for two weeks my husband is on kidney dialysis and I have my daughter and two of my grandchildren living here.
Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

JamericanSpice said...

I've never had a spa anything before and with kids I can barely get a bath all by myself!

So a spa break sounds heavenly

calliemist@yahoo.com

April Emery said...

I needa spa break badly because my husband has been and will continue to be out of town for 10 more days. I am flying solo with my girls and that is just plain exhausting some days. Time for myself isn't freely available most days.

Extra vote please :) I subscribed in a reader through internet explore (than fun feed button on the toolbar).

YZgirl4 said...

I need a spa brak bc I never stop with my tow kids



yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

YZgirl4 said...

I subscribe


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

searcher said...

I need a spa break from reality for a while!



searcher7105 at gmail.com

Ruth said...

I need a spa break because I am about to start a new job, after 12 years of being a stay-at-home mom!

bison61 said...

I need a spa break with the economy, we are pinching pennies, I'm looking for a job-I need this

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

vwestermeyer said...

I so need a spa break today. My 21 year old had her tonsils out on Thursday and she's having a very difficult time. Plus another one home from college with "man problems". I'm running ragged with no me time at all!

Soccer said...

My husband just got back from a mens' weekend and when I call home from one of my son's soccer game he is taking a NAP...and he will be leaving shortly for an overseas business trip...

TH said...

I need a spa break, because my husband is layed off and I am constantly stressed about our future.

Thanks for the contest..

sweeps4us@gmail.com

wand said...

I could use a spa break!
I have had 3 of my grandboys all weekend.

mommyofanonly said...

I, like all working full time mommies, just need 10 minutes of alone time!

katie said...

I spend flu season quarantined to my house, so I could use a time out for myself!

Lori said...

My husband just went back to work after one year of being without a job. I could REALLY use a spa break.

Helen S said...

I need a spa break because I am in my last semester of RN school and it's getting harder and harder.
helencutie06@aol.com

Helen S said...

I subscribe.
helencutie06@aol.com

Kristina said...

What mom doesn't need a spa break? Especially after you have a 3 year old and have been trying for 2 years, 3 months to have baby #2!

Katie said...

I need a spa break because we just went through buying our first home! What a headache! :)

katie_kitty@msn.com

cdziuba said...

I need a spa break because this winter has been very hard and cold.

Kristen said...

I need a spa break because we are struggling through this terrible economy.

andrea v said...

I need a spa break taking care of my 4 and 2yr old. They sure keep me busy. thanks

Pam said...

I need a spa break because: my husband is a pastor and works full-time as well, I homeschool my 13 year old and 8 year old, and I run a daycare in my home. 'Nuff said! 8-)

Tamara B. said...

I need a spa break because of the financial probems we are experiencing right now, two tweens always at each other's throat,and a grandchild plus a hubby. Sure could use a little me time.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. said...

I am a subscriber via email.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. said...

I am a subscriber via email.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Rue said...

I need a spa break because it's halfway between New Years and Memorial Day which makes it only halfway through the holiday drought at work. I'm working long days spending 10 or so hours a day in front of a computer, still recovering from knee surgery, trying to convince the kids in the high school youth group at church that they don't hate the new youth guys who's coming...they don't even know him....the just don't like that the old guy is leaving and, if they'll just give the new guy a chance...just through the summer, things will be fine (I have this conversation at least weekly with at least two of our kids). And, also, it's time change week...and not the fun way.

ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

MoziEsmé said...

Because I'm a woman! And a mother to boot.

Lindsay said...

I agree with the previous posters - I think everyone needs a spa break in this economy! Would love to stop worrying about all of the layoffs for an hour!

Thank you for the generous giveaway!

christin said...

i could use a spa break because i am the sahm of an alomst 3 yr old and a 5 month old(who we are trying desperately to get into his own bed at night:( thanks!
christinbanda@yahoo.com

Christian Frugal Mama said...

I have an 18 month old with another due in June! I definitely need a spa getaway! Thanks!

Liz @ Frugally Blonde said...

I have a toddler and a baby, so I certainly feel like I could use a spa break some days!

Becky said...

I just got done watching my daughter's triplets for 4 days while she and her husband went out of town. I need a spa break bad!

Becky
kellykrew2@verizon.net

Robyn said...

I could use a spa break because I'm tightly wound. I forget to relax and wind up so tense by the end of the day.
Thanks!

Diana said...

Does a free back massage get thrown in with it? Ha! Just kidding. That's what my husband is for, but a spa break is definitely desired!

chocoholic1010[at]gmail.com

Trish said...

Gosh, after reading some of the comments, I realize I'm doing ok! ;) However, I do live in Wisconsin (read long, cold winter) and who couldn't use a spa break!

Connie said...

I don't qualify on "person who needs it most" by any means. I just look at the picture and think about how nice it would be to use that bath pillow and how yummy those Fiber One bars are. The thought alone sounds delightful. Thanks for the opportunity.

Beth said...

I need a spa break because it has been a long cold winter. It seems like everyone has been sick and we are so in need of spring! A nice break with these products would be great. Thanks.

carriegirl said...

As a mom of 6, I would love a spa break! :-)

Jennifer said...

momma needs a TIME OUT!

christin said...

today i need a spa break because my attempts to get my 5 month old to sleep in his own bed are fruitless and his screaming is wearing on my nerves:) this calming prize pack might just give me a little patience and the perspective i need to make it through:) thanks!

ginger said...

I can't believe what everyone else is going through! I would like to win this to give it to a friend of mine whose sister is recovering from cancer. She works full time and spends all extra time at the hospital. She needs it! Thanks! ginger gsnap1979@yahoo.com

vs59ke said...

A busy mom of 3 and a teacher!! I could really use a spa break!! Yummy!!
Heather at vsummerf@msn.com

Melinda said...

I need a spa break b/c with all the layoffs at work, I'm getting dumped with all the extra work :-/

Kathy Rambousek said...

I need a spa break - It's been a long winter, I'm a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, and my birthday is tomorrow

Kathy Rambousek said...

I just subscribed. Thanks

Tj and Amy said...

I have a toddler who I am with pretty much all day long with no berak. my husband works early morning to late at night. it would be nice to relax for a min. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Ann said...

I need a spa break! Oh yeah baby.
My husband has been working out of town for a week and the girls are starting to get on my last nerve. I love them so much! I'm just getting burned out. (I praise all single mothers!!!)

Thanks for being a part of the Virtual GNO last Friday! I hope you met some wonderful bloggers.

laura said...

i need a spa break because i have a 2 year old boy who is very high-needs and this momma could use 30 minutes to herself!

laura
luvtheoffice@gmail.com

CVSer in training said...

I need a spa break because my kids and hubby drive me crazy. lol.
virginia@frugaliciousmommy.com

CVSer in training said...

I subscribed via email.
virginia@frugaliciousmommy.com

Blakesmom said...

My little one is going through the mommy, mommy, mommy only stage... so no break for me so far! Thanks for the must needed giveaway.

chericehodges@gmail.com

Angel S. said...

I NEED a spa break! Too many money worries, expectations and rain. Thanks!!

Liza767 said...

I need a spa break because well, I am stressed out. I have 6 kids and well needless to say things get quiet crazy here

Liza767 said...

i subscribe via e-mail

Danielle said...

I have 4 kids, each of whom has had the tummy bug this week and I have moved 3 times in 4 months. I am in dire need of a spa break.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

I need a spa break because we just bought a large piece of property and have a lot of work to do!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Nancy said...

I need a spa break because I am a mother, a wife and a teacher! LOL!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I'm a new e-mail subscriber - thanks!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

The Parents said...

A busy toddler, a house just starting to get over a round of illness, training for a 5k and a crazy job. I need a BREAK!

Megan said...

I need a spa break because I've been juggling my kiddos, three jobs, and my husband, which equates to my third child! i'm beat.

pascal said...

if i have to go on one more business trip i'm gonna burst.

Sarah Elyce said...

I need a spa break because I go to school full-time, work two jobs, and coupon shop to provide for my household as well as others.

eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

Sarah Elyce said...

I signed up via e-mail as well.

eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

techyone said...

I need a spa break because life is so hectic lately. It seems that everything is going wrong. I need a quiet relaxing break if I'm going to be able to keep going.

Bovee Brigade said...

Before sitting down to check out your giveaways, my youngest daughter dropped two flower pots that we had seeds planted in (and the plants were growing nicely) and dirt was all over the floor. Needless to say, when I tried to vacuum it up, it just smooshed down in the carpet and now half of the carpet is a nasty brown color that was once a light brown. I am 7 months pregnant and this was the last thing I wanted to deal with this evening when really all I want is my bed. Okay, so, that's why I need a spa break!

Kelly said...

I need a break b/c my hubby is a professional musician and teacher...keeps me running!

Kelly
kmoon584@gmail.com

Kelly said...

I subscribe via email

Kelly
kmoon584@gmail.com

Carrie said...

I need a spa break because while work is cutting our hours I seem the be the only employee with more work than ever.

Carrie said...

I'm also an rss subscriber

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I have 5 kids, I am desperate for a spa break!

mommyhoodisthankless[AT}gmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com
legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a follower!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

LindaV said...

I would love a spa break, but not for me... I would give it to my mom who is 72 and suffering from chronic pain, she is the most giving woman, still volunteers all the time, puts everyone's needs above her own. I would love to give her a spa break.

Paige said...

I'm trying to diet, and could use some "spa time" as well as more fiber.

SpiveyTales said...

Well...someone has been sick in our house since October! My 2.5 year old daughter just got over pneumonia and my 11 mo old son is getting over bronchiolitus & sinusitus...calgon take me away! ;)
mel_whoop99 at hotmail dot com

lilshuga2001 said...

I need a spa break because I have to deal with my Mom's M.S every day and my brother battling leukemia sure has taken its toll on our family!

Julianna said...

I need a spa break because I am desperately looking for a job!

jburden said...

Wow, as much as I feel like a "spa break" right now, reading some of these other posts makes me count my blessings, and count and count and count and count....

jen dot burden at sbcglobal dot net